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Missouri CIT Expansion Program

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $200,000)

The Bureau of Justice Assistance's (BJA) Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) is funded through the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-414), which was reauthorized in 2008 (Public Law 110-416). The primary purpose of JMHCP is to increase public safety by facilitating collaboration among the criminal justice, juvenile justice, and mental health and substance abuse treatment systems to increase access to mental health and other treatment services for those individuals with mental illness or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Jurisdictions are eligible to apply for planning, planning and implementation, or expansion funding through JMHCP.

The Missouri Department of Mental Health in coordiantion with the Missouri Crisis Intervention Team Council will use funding to expand the number of law enforcement agencies that use Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT); increase the number of officers who are trained to appropriately respond to individuals experiencing a crisis; expand the number of CIT coordinating councils made up of advocacy organizations, healthcare providers, crisis responders and criminal justice system members including courts and detention facilities; and address the
economic and structural challenges that impact individuals with psychiatric disorders who are in crisis.


Date Created: September 6, 2010